Belvoir (RTA Rapid Transit station)

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Belvoir
GCRTA wordmark logo.svg  Green Line  light rail station
Belvoir Rapid Station October 2015.JPG
Belvoir Station from near the westbound platform
Location 21601 Shaker Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
Coordinates 41°28′43″N 81°31′39″W / 41.47861°N 81.52750°W / 41.47861; -81.52750Coordinates: 41°28′43″N 81°31′39″W / 41.47861°N 81.52750°W / 41.47861; -81.52750
Owned by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
Line(s) RTA Rapid Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
History
Opened 1936
Rebuilt 1980
Services
Preceding station   GCRTA wordmark logo.svg Rapid Transit   Following station
Green
Line
toward Green Road
Former Services
1936-1978

Belvoir is a station stop on the light rail Green Line of the RTA Rapid Transit in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It is located in Shaker Heights in the wide landscaped median of Shaker Boulevard (Ohio State Route 87) at the intersection of Belvoir Road on the north and Belvoir Oval on the south. Belvoir does not cross Shaker Boulevard.

The station comprises two side platforms located below street level. Sloping sidewalks extend down to the station from each side of Shaker Boulevard. There is a small shelter on the westbound platform.

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History[edit]

The station opened in 1936 when the Cleveland Interurban Railroad (CIRR), the predecessor of the Green Line, was extended one mile (1.6 km) east from Warrensville Center Road to Green Road.[1] This extension was also originally a single track, and a second track was added to the extension in 1942 when increased ridership during World War II made single track operation no longer feasible.[2]

In 1980 and 1981, the Green and Blue Lines were completely renovated with new track, ballast, poles and wiring, and new stations were built along the line. The renovated line along Shaker Boulevard opened on October 11, 1980.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Toman, James (1990). The Shaker Heights Rapid Transit. Glendale: Interurban Press. p. 61. ISBN 0-916374-95-5. 
  2. ^ Toman (1990). p. 65.
  3. ^ Toman (1990). p. 111.

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